economics of Holy Week

After yesterdays work, Jesus returned to Bethany to stay with Mary. Mary was a close confidant of Jesus. Mary seemed to have an intuition as to what Jesus needed. This created a certain amount of jealousy among the disciples. It also seems to have been the determining factor as to why Judas betrayed Jesus.

After a good nights rest Jesus returned to Jerusalem, where he spent most of the day in the temple teaching. He liked to tell illustrative stories that often had two meanings. Which interesting enough can be applied to American economics. He told a number of them that day. For this discussion, one of those stories will be discussed.

Jesus tells the story of a property owner. The owner developed the property, and then leased the property to some farmers. Apparently, this particular property owner was a person of considerable wealth. As he lived a distance from his land, perhaps in another country.

When the time was right, he sent his employees to collect his compensation for the rent of his land. But the employees upon arriving, encountered some tragedies.

This did not please the property owner. So he dispatched a larger contingency of employees, who met the same fate.

Determined to get what he considered fair compensation from his investment. He decided to send his son. Thinking that they would respect him because he was heir to a fortune and most likely a powerful and influential man. Concluding that hurting the son would result in swift judgment upon the farmers by the authorities. America the beautiful, that’s the history of democracy. Crush the workers equity for the sake of the profiteers.

That did not deter the farmers. Upon hearing that the owner was sending his son. They conspired among themselves, as to how they might kill him and seize his inheritance. When the opportunity presented itself, they murdered the son.

Jesus then asked those gathered in the temple, what they thought the lord or owner would do to those farmers? They answered Jesus, saying that the owner will, “Miserably destroy those wicked men, and will lease his vineyard to other farmers, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.” (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:33-41).

The question Jesus asked, and the answer, is the most profound q/a of social economic realities in the history of labor relations. No matter how ancient or modern because it has and always will be the intent of capitalist to crush the workers. The church is the answer to such abusive behavior. But, the church for the most part is impotent concerning the issues of economic fairness. Contrast that with the Holy Week Jesus walked, with the Holy Week most churches are presenting about His walk. And it is absent His struggles against unfair secular, and meaningless religious institutions.

Jesus was a constant critic of economics. In the above story, he does not condemn the earning of money or reaping the profits from investments. It is about the lack of fairness that is central to the story. There is something about fairness or the lack thereof in economics that undresses people. Jesus taught this in Matthew 7:20, “Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Which allows us to discover true character, whether that of economic conglomerates or individuals.

From the story Jesus told about the householders and the farmers. Their opposing struggles, one for excessive profits, and the other for economic justice. A fair dollar, for a fair hour of work. Failure to do so results in stealing from the workers. In the lifetime of Jesus and in ours too. Denying economic fairness to the workforce, is the story of labor history. It is filled with beatings, stoning and even murders.

A close examination of Genesis 3:19 would indicate that God instituted the first economic system on earth. By your sweat and labor you will earn a living, penned Moses. Carried over into this story taught in the temple. It is a story about economic fairness. The farmers represent today’s work force. Being taken advantage of by the householder, today’s corporate conglomerates. Who by denying the farmers today’s workforce a fair share in the market place of economics. (Scriptural text:Matthew 21:33). Also according to, Matthew 21:33, the landowner makes available his land for the farming of fruit. With the corporate conglomerates as landowners refusing to equitably share the profits with the farmers or workforce. When the landowner seeks his compensation from his investment, it is refused. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:34-35). Could have been the worlds first organized strike strategy taught by Jesus. No wonder they wanted Jesus dead. As was discovered yesterday. Better is the way of unfairness, and even death, then to let the ways of Jesus and his teachings prevail.

One application, among many, for our Christ parable is the soaring costs for survival. Today we should refuse to pay those conglomerates what they consider fair compensation for making their products available to the buying public. There are many ways to do this. One way is to buy only what’s absolutely necessary. Plan your business, so that it becomes unnecessary to add extra miles because something was neglected. Some have dollar limits on certain purchases like gasoline. They find themselves spending less because they have put limits on their weekly millage. For them, they have saved a considerable amount of money. While refusing the gasoline conglomerates, what they would prefer to collect from them. To each their own. But all drivers need to take some course of action to cripple these gasoline conglomerates. As they say, it us or them baby! Some driver’s prefer that it is them! Don’t be tricked by falling gas prices. None of those oil conglomerates are starving or going naked.

And the same tactics, with adjustments, can be applied to all the other reckless profiteers. Which includes all levels governments whether local, state or the feds. Think not! That reckless taxation is not reckless profiteering. For this scenario, they represent the landowners and we the people the farmers. As the farmers in the story resisted, we to need to resist, and kill the householder economically. The crippling power of the strike accomplishes miracles for the paycheck with much forbearance over time. But the farmers, must be united. In today’s world the landowners have killed the farmers, sorry state it is! For the timid, organize work slow downs and called absences because of fair weather flu. Like the occasional nation wide bravery of fast food chain employees. All such behaviors contribute to killing the landowners. Absent the violence by the farmers because the farmers can not inherit their due inheritance. If the landowner, is completely destroyed by the farmers. Generally, just the right mix of non-violent violence will do what is necessary.

For all my anti-union readers out there, have you ever noticed that your bosses are often the perfect persona of the Christ image of a landowner by being anti-union? Why? Simple answer for oppressive and controlling reasons. Mostly centered around low wages and benefits. Don’t buy their argument, we can’t afford to pay more. We’re so broke that we have to cut your benefits. They have money to give outrageous bonuses to those within landowner hierarchy. And, lots of money to spend cloning politicians. Who then write laws at both the state and federal levels, that cripple the farmers. Wake up fellow farmers and fight for your inheritance.

Remember the Christ way is not easy but it is a necessary way. It’s all about changing yourself, so you can change your world.

Then the landowner errors again, but still determined to rob the farmers, he sends his son, who suffers the loss of his life. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:36-39).

That is the history of capitalistic economics. No matter how oppressive it is to the farmers with oppressive salaries, and other consumer costs. Corporate landowner profiteering will rebound with the war cry of Matthew 21:41, … destroy those wicked farmers the toiling workers of America. And create a new vineyard where economic injustice will again prevail. Which is exactly what has occurred with one presidential election after another. Including of course every congressional election. American politics is all about the rescue of those collective landowners at the expense of the farmers, the tax payers.

For awhile they will prevail, as this is their kingdom, the kingdom of the ungodly. The farmers or workforce are its captives because of Genesis 3:19, which teaches, by your sweat and labor you will earn a living. As did Christ, we should continue to resist such unfairness and fight for economic equality. That is the desired outcome of the worlds first economic system instituted by God and as recorded in Genesis 3:19

This is what we Christians call Holy Week. It commemorates the work, suffering, death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. Verse 42 of Matthew 21, is what we Christians need to cling to. Jesus said unto them, “Have you not read the scriptures, Psalms 118:22-23, “The stone which the builders rejected, the same became the head of the corner; this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.” Suggesting that Christ is the corner stone that holds the foundation together. And indeed, it should be marvelous in the eyes of the Christ community. Life with its varied adversities do not always play out as we would like. But they will play out according to God’s plan. Because he is the corner stone, that holds the foundation together. The ultimate victory is ours through that marvelous corner stone for whom this week commemorates. His work, suffering, murder and resurrection. The very foundation that will usher in His kingdom on earth, someday in the future.

As we pass through a world that knows no fairness because it is not the world of God’s kingdom. The Christian community is redeemed by the sacrificial slaughter of Jesus Christ, Revelation 19:11-16. Which reads, “And I saw heaven open and, behold, a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and makes war.”

His eyes were like a flame of fire, And on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written that no man knew, but He Himself.”

“And He was clothed with a vesture (His body crucified) dipped in blood; and His name was called the Word of God.”

“And the armies that were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”

“And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations, and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press with the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”

“And he had on His vesture, and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

This Messianic promise is our experience today because we were made clean by the vesture of His body dipped in blood. The very WORD of GOD, verse thirteen. With our futures being secured in His victorious return to earth. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 19:14-16).

The Christ message of Holy Week is twofold. Change your yourself and change your world. It starts with self. Renouncing behaviors opposed to the teachings of Christ. Then embrace His exhortation for newness of life provided through Jesus. Then taking up the cause of the cross, for a work place of justice. Then your life and work will take on new meaning. Keeping in mind our chief cornerstone is available to help those now who want to change the world the Christ way. By upsetting the apple cart by reversing the war orders of all economic oppressors found in Matthew 21:41 … destroy those wicked men and create a new vineyard where economic justice is a justice of the work force.

7 days that changed the world

It is not very often that a person graces this world with their presences. Then, 2000 years later his presences here is still memorialized. And memorialized, for a full week with our memorizing of Jesus completely altering community life. With public schools being closed. Churches conducting nightly pilgrimages. By high lighting the events of Holy Week leading up to Resurrection Sunday. On the day of his execution, businesses closed from 12-3, some stayed closed. The nation had blue laws, then, with businesses being closed on the Lord’s day. America was a far different country then. A Christ honoring, and a God fearing people. With a the nation being rewarded with prosperity and military superiority.

That was yesterday, today it’s very different, and all to the shame of the church. The church will have to answer for its treachery. Because, of the nations tumble from greatness, to mediocracy, then to nothingness which is the fault of the church.

The Christ being paraded across America today is not the Jesus of those distant yesterdays nor of the New Testament. The tributes being paid to him this entire week distorts his greatness and his mission. Because to associate Jesus with entrepreneurialism as a mechanism for profits over a thing called Easter, is pure blasphemy. With blasphemy being behaviors by which people or nations think that they can replace God’s edicts with their own.

There are many ways for a people to curse God today and thus die because they have committed the sin of blasphemy. And, it’s suggested that the world chaos manifesting itself in numerous ways today. Through out the world, and within the United States is occurring because the world, and the United States insists upon committing the sin of blasphemy against Jesus.

Scriptures teach that the United States was destined through the sons of Joesph to represent the purpose and mission of God upon this earth. As history moves forward, America falls further away from that cause and mission. A prime example is the legalization of same sex marriages. Which is blasphemy according to our scriptures, as recorded in Leviticus 20:13. Where we find this law from God, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

That same truth is found in Romans 1:24-27. Penned by the Apostle Paul, the greatest churchman to have ever lived. During his lifetime he experienced much opposition from the original eleven disciples of Jesus. Despite the resurrection of Jesus they continued to observe the Jewish rituals of Judaism. Paul persevered preaching Christ crucified and resurrected. They did not. We owe the commemoration of resurrection Sunday to historic battles he fought.

Because of the church has allowed the government to sanction homosexuality. This great nation is being put to death, and their blood is falling upon all of us and for generations to come. Until the church, God’s instrument rises up to end such blasphemy against our God. If you want to know what marriage is all about examine the following scriptures, Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6 and Ephesians 5:31.

Jesus Christ, was the worlds greatest and most effective revolutionary. He challenged the religious and political authorities of his time and condemned them. To save America, so should the body of Christ, his church. Instead today, Jesus is presented as one with the state. The two are not compatible and have nothing in common! So, read upcoming discussions and get a glimpse of a very different Jesus.

The day prior to entering Jerusalem. Which was the day before Palm Sunday, named after the occurrence recorded, John 12:12-13, The people took branches of palm trees and went to meet Jesus because they had heard he was coming to Jerusalem. And they cried expressions of suffering, saying Hosanna, meaning liberate us while carrying and waving their palm branches. They wanted a spiritual revolution! They got theirs and we need ours. America will only be changed through a spiritual revolution. A revolution announcing that mortal people can not succeed without honoring the Man of the season, Jesus Christ.

Jesus went to Bethany which was a short distance to the East of the city. He went there to have dinner with close friends. His learned that his friend Lazarus was sick and later died. Jesus did not pay much attention to the news of his death. He dined with the sisters of Lazarus, Martha and Mary. Both were close confidants of Jesus, with Mary being very special. Perhaps his wife according to the gnostic gospels. And that woman from the gnostic gospels that kept the men together, and gave them purpose after the murder of Jesus. And of course the male dominated church has always minimized the spiritual gifts of woman. Adhering only to the writings of the King James Bible put together by mortal men, note, John 21:25. Let me O! Lord associate with gallant women and the world will be changed.

With Lazarus now dead four days. Both Martha, and Mary were very upset because they thought, if Jesus had arrived sooner Lazarus would not have lived. Jesus accompanies the women to the grave sight. There he weeps! The stone was removed from the grave, and Jesus commanded, “Lazarus come forth!” He that was dead came forth. Jesus gave instructions directing that the grave clothes be removed. This account is described in John chapter eleven.

There is something peculiar about Christianity. Many people reject the message and mission of Jesus, unless they can associate miracles with his teachings. It apparently was that way during his lifetime. Because it was reported that many people believed in Jesus, because Jesus said, “Lazarus come forth.” And he, that was dead came forth. With many having seen the miracle He preformed, now believed, John 11:43-45.

But it had a secondary effect, the religious authorities feared that the Romans would come, and prohibit their clerical duties, and maybe destroying Jerusalem because of Jesus, verse 48, John eleven. So they decided that Jesus must be murdered, verse 53, John eleven.

The miracle of Lazarus being dead four days, John 11:39, and returning to life, John 11: 43-44, does not occur today. But with secular history unfolding before our eyes today, and being traceable to our scriptures. Such occurrences are miracles in themselves. People should see such occurrences as signs of our inerrant scriptures. Giving undeniable credibility to biblical pronouncements announced centuries before the life of Christ.

We’ll see greater hate for the Jews. And that hate will be focused on Jerusalem. Significant armies, of the world community will attack Jerusalem. Maybe led by the once again revived Roman Empire, a future ten state empire of our modern day European Union states. Perhaps led by an Assyrian king, from Germany. Done in conjunction with the Muslim Arab world. And an unlikely federation of nations from Russia, China and Iran. Mission obliterate the Jews as a people, and the state of Israel from the face of the world. The Christian West once a powerful federation of states in itself will have disintegrated into the rubbish of nothingness. Perhaps by Daesh, the unstoppable armies of Muhammad for the glory of Allah. The United States will have been obliterated. Russian hacking into our electronic systems to influence U.S. elections is a hoax with some merit. What’s really going is their experimental probing to eventually disable our electronic communications systems of operation and communications. Using for the first time drone driven submarines to launch nuclear weapons at targeted targets. Making the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor on, 07 December 1942, look like child’s play. Meanwhile, Daesh is here emerging from their many, Trojan Horses, better known as mosques. Wiping out key infrastructures at will. Hunting down, and beheading members of the U.S. Congress. The president and his cabinet has been beheaded in public. Along with all Supreme Court justices. The U.S. citizenry has been so completely terrorized that there isn’t any will to resist.

Here is why Israel will again experience even greater horrific times. The high priest, Caiaphas said to his fellow priests. “You know nothing at all,” John 11:49. In the same chapter he said, “Consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not,” verse fifty. Israel still rejects the Messianic message of Jesus. The consequences of that rejection may well spill over onto the world scene. Resulting in some very volatile times for the world community. And, it’s playing out on the world scene today. Meaning kill Israel! As it would be more expedient for one nation to die, so that the whole world does not perish.

In John 11:25-26, just prior to returning life to Lazarus Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” That is the Palm Sunday message and the message of Holy Week, which should be the most celebrated week of the year for the family of Christ.

Hopefully, biblical road signs matched with secular events will serve as significant miracles causing many to believe in the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

The more things change the more they remain the same. In Jesus day the religious leaders feared the loss of power and influence. As opposed to serving the needs of the people. Which is the way of many, if not most of our religious leaders today. Always snuggling up to the political hierarchy for the sake of power and influence.

Think what an impact the church could have if it demanded living wages for workers. Restructuring our tax system to benefit employees and not CEO’s and their corporate conglomerates. Or, real universal health care with the federal government being the single payer. Providing a health care plan for every American beyond ObamaCare. Also taking advantage of what science has to offer from stem cell research. That is what the life of Jesus was about. Serving the needs and interest of ordinary people. And supported by the social Epistle of James, in particular, James 2:14-26. Far cry from the interest of most modern day churches. That is exactly why the High Priests decided Jesus would have to die. Up setting the apple cart is seldom a healthy thing to do, but it is the Christian thing to do.

That’s exactly what Christendoms Holy Week should be about. Celebrating the ways of our liberator, Hosanna in the highest. With God being great, so we can be great as his body of believers. We need to condemn the many practices of blasphemy unfolding before his church today. And crusade, for the social needs of his people. That is as much apart of Holy Week, as any segment of our Christ journey to his execution. If done boldly with determination, it could serve as Christendoms death march, as well. Read the following scriptures starting with 2 Timothy 3:12-13, Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecutions. But evil men will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. And, John 15:18-20, “If the world hates you, know it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” Remember the word that I said to you, “A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.” In Matthew 24:9, Jesus said, a time will come, when they will really make life hard for Christians. Christians will be hated and killed wherever they are found. Because the Christ teachings are being taught, and fought over for His names sake.

Christ was a militant for God, are you? Think of militancy in terms of spirituality. More about that later, as the journey continues. In the meantime, small cells should be formed and made combat ready. Being violent, nonviolently. Pay attention to other discussions during this holy season for insights.

A scary corpse

To the satisfaction of world leaders Jesus had been murdered. Placed in a tomb with guards stationed to make sure His corpse wasn’t stolen by His followers.

Then Mary Magdalene, perhaps His lover, and His mother came to see the tomb.

Then an astonishing event occurred. A great earthquake shook the landscape. An angel descended from heaven rolling back the stone from the door and sat upon it. There stood Jesus dressed in white and projecting Himself as flashing lightening. That was to much for the guards, as they shook with fear of Him. Looking as though death had claimed them.

With the angel saying to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not hear; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

“And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see him. Behold, I have told you.” Scriptural texts: Matthew 28:1-7.

They scurried to give the news to eleven disciples. On there way, Jesus met them, and said, “Don’t be afraid! Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me” Scriptural Texts: Matthew 28:8-10.

Having received word form the women the eleven went to a designated mountain in Galilee. They stood in awe when they saw him, but not in unison because some doubted what their eyes confirmed.

Jesus wasted no time with small talk. He got right down to the business at hand. He wanted the eleven to know that world was about to experience another universal change. Despite that He wanted them to know that He was in charge. Admonishing them with these words, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Scriptural texts: Matthew 28:16-20.

This was revolutionary stuff that the eleven were taking in. They had come to an awareness that Jesus was the Son of God, the promised Messiah. But they expected the covenant promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to materialize into His promised kingdom on earth.

Whether it is the G20 or a Nato summit the hidden fear

Consider this paragraph somewhat imaginary. But it’s probably more real than imaginary. Heads of world governments gather for summits seeking solutions for a troubled world. Most voices from the news media feature repeated segments about heightened security. Fearing that protesters wanting governments to pay more attention to solving global warming, social and economic justice issues, just might disrupt the summits. But what the heightened security is really about, is the very real fear of an Islamic attack upon the summits governmental leaders. The voices of the news media, and the heads of state attending these summits are not going to tell the world about their fears of Islamic attacks. Because, it would send shock waves through the western world. Perhaps starting a perpetuating alliance of awakened Christians determined to practice the art of self survival.

For this discussion, I will make understanding Islam easy. From the Christian Bible, or scriptures, as I prefer, and from the Muslim war manual the Qur’an. With Muslims tracing their ancestry back to one of Abraham’s sons, Ishmael. Ishmael is described as a “wild man,” who can not coexist with anyone, Genesis 16:12. And in that verse, we have the explanation for Islamic global violence against each other and the non-Muslim world community. And from the Qur’an, this message, “If you obey most on earth, they would lead you away from Allah. They are following nothing but speculation; they are guessing,” 6:116. Meaning all governments must become Islamic states. Because they direct Muslims away from Allah. This makes Muslims feel persecuted, when governments refuse to implement Islamic customs and law as their governing authority. Propelling them to fulfill their scriptural destiny as wild people.

Grounded in this Islamic reality, “This is a sura (book and chapter). We have sent down and made it obligatory: We have sent clear revelations in it, so that you may take heed. Strike the adulteress and adulterer one hundred times,” 24:1-2. “[Believers] fight them until there is no persecution, and all worship is devoted to Allah alone: if they desist, then Allah sees all they do, but if they pay no heed be sure Allah is your protector, the best protector and the best help,” 8:39-40, and the wildness continues.

Many writers want to be believed, I am not one of them. I do not want people to believe what I write. Instead please, do your own research concerning Muslim goals. Look around, everywhere, where Muslims gather in significant numbers and draw your own conclusions. In the United States, we now have an entire department protecting the nation from Muslim violence. We know that department as, “Homeland Security.” Costing Americans their liberty and sucking millions of dollars out of the treasury to keep Muslims under control.

Some have great difficulty accepting the reality that world is at war with Muslims. The most dangerous threat to freedom and world stability since Nazism, fascism and communism combined. So what is to follow will be some examples, tied together with the same verses of the Qur’an as used above. In order to emphasize events with Islamic teachings.

Muslims adhere to the barbaric teachings of the Qur’an. Because of those teachings, Muslims refuse to move into the twenty first century. Arguing that the Qur’an is timeless, and what applied to the ancients applies to the twenty first century as well.

They will refer to the following verses from the Qur’an. Which serves as their legitimate call for their unique brand of brutality, as well as their authority to wage war across the globe. “[Prophet] tell the disbelievers that if they desist their past will be forgiven, but if they persist, they have an example in the fate of those who went before. [Believers] fight them until there is no more persecution, and all worship is devoted to Allah alone: if they desist, then God sees all they do, but if they pay no heed, be sure that Allah is your protector, the best protector and the best help,” 8:39-40. “If you obeyed most of those on earth, they would lead you away from the path of Allah. They follow nothing but speculation; they are guessing,” 6:116. Simply meaning no one can be allowed to alter Allah’s law. It does not matter, if it is the United Nations, European Union, Israel or the United States. Muslims are ordered to fight against nation states. Right down to individuals, who might be their next door neighbors.

The purpose here is to provide information from the Qur’an to substantiate the above and what is to follow. Patch that information together with world events which have occurred. Then watch as Islam captures headlines with new swirling events of violence. Then readers can make their own judgments concerning this global menace of Islam.

But a greater question must be raised, and answered. What is the civilized world going to do about this Islamic menace? Very little, because the world body of the United Nations, and nations like the United States, can only hold the dams so long before the water rushes through. This Islamic holy war against institutions and individuals. Is forming as a powerful thermodynamic storm. Unleashing its warfare in ways unknown and thus unfamiliar to the modern world. Creating great fear and confusion. Forcing nations to scramble for solutions that are not working.

The answer to this Islamic thermodynamic storm is for Christians to become revitalized in Christ. Studying, and become aware of the strategic teachings of Jesus when confronting evil. Jesus employed small bands of people to fight the evil of His day. Which changed the than known world, The followers of Jesus did not have the weaponry of the Roman Empire; yet the cause of Christ prevailed. Gradually, to our collective shame, the Church became stagnant.

The Christ lesson of warfare was captured by al-Queda. No way as sophisticated in weaponry as the nations of our modern world. But they have changed the modern world employing small bands of people. One of the most fearful aspects of their success is that they are just getting started. You will know when they have hit full steam. It will be, when they repeatedly devastate the United States with similar 9/11 attacks.

It’s not unusual when these events flooded the news wires. In the Muslim world it’s the usual, so it hardly news worthy. Here are a couple of glances at those world events. Capturing the attention of the news makers was the stoning to death of a man convicted of having committed adultery. But was it reported as a rumor, because the alleged stoning lacked a credible source. Then came, a person associated with the Iranian religious courts. Announcing that the man had been stoned to death because of his adulteress relationship with a woman. The stoning punishment was ordered by judicial decree.

Immediately, bringing condemnation from Louise Arbour, former United Nations human rights chief. Followed by the Dominican Republics, Jose Diaz, then of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights saying the stoning death for adultery is a clear violation of international law.

That does not matter to the Iranian regimen of religious clerics. Because their judicial rulings are based upon Islamic law. Its foundation is settled by the aforementioned sura, 6:116. Grounded in the following, “This is a sura We have sent down and made it obligatory: We have sent clear revelations in it, so that you may take heed. Strike the adulteress and adulterer one hundred times,” 24:1-2.

What the free world must understand is that Muslims are at war to bring the world community into subjection and acceptance of Islamic law. To Muslims laws are not valid unless found in the Qur’an. Read again 6:116.

Equally captivating is what transpired in Islamabad, Pakistan several years ago. What’s interesting is that reveals their war perspectives. It’s not always about winning but its always about fear. It occurred when former President Pervez Musharraf, ordered his military to attack a Mosque in the capital city. The Mosque had become the center of Islamic militancy modeled after Afghanistan’s primitive Taliban. This discussion will conclude with the perpetrators rational for world dominion.

They were opposed to their governments backing and support from the United States. So, what do these people do? They attacked government buildings with bombed loaded cars that could be detonated at will. Such vehicles serve them, one suspects, as tank warfare. Then they retreated to their Mosque for cove. Globally mosques serve as military fortresses or hideouts for their mercenary armies. None for military style warfare that the world is accustomed to. Their preferred weapons is the deployment of suicide bombers. Attacks by ambush and the impressive use of propaganda. It was in mosques, in the United States that is where they hid prior to 9/11. Several U.S. senators have accused Saudi Arabia as being instrumental in recruiting, training and hiding the nineteen Muslims in mosques until they were ready to attack us on 9/11. Then the government (Pakistani) was forced to attack with many people losing their lives.

THERE IS NO BETTER INTERNATIONAL LESSON THAN THIS: It was reported that the mosque cleric, Abul Rashid Ghazi had about 60 well armed and trained Muslims committed to die before surrendering to government forces. The cleric said he hoped that his martyrdom, and the deaths of the other fighters would spark an Islamic revolution in Pakistan. He got his wish concerning his death! IT SERVED AS A LESSON THEN, AND DOES SO TODAY, BECAUSE THAT IS HOW MUSLIMS USE THEIR MOSQUES. AS LAUNCHING POINTS, FOR WARFARE!!! One has to agree, the devil is a cunning creature. Who else could convince nations to agree to foreign military fortresses on their sovereign soil?

Remember Pakistan is a member of the worlds nuclear club. Suppose the Muslim cleric is correct and a revolution occurs with his followers becoming the new government. Think the world is troubled now? Imagine the trouble at the door of the world community. With the Islamic clerics running the government with a nuclear arsenal.

People like Muslim cleric, Abdul Rashid Ghazi get their authority for violence from verses like the following found in the Qur’an. “God truly loves those who fight in solid lines for His cause, like a well-compacted wall,” 61:4. “God does not love the unfaithful or the ungrateful. Those who have been attacked are permitted to take up arms because they have been wronged-God has the power to help them,” 22:39.

Launch your own study about Islam and its treachery. After an in depth analysis, you will conclude that Muslims are a threat to national and international survivability.

What it means to be different

During the days that led to the murder of Jesus we find Him very busy. But there were a couple of days which were quite and peaceful. But it was the opposite, for the enemies of Jesus. They spent their time plotting as to how to silence Jesus. The plotting continued for two days. Soon to their joy He would be dead!

But before his death, Jesus took some time to rest. Spending some of that time with his friends which included his twelve disciples. Where once again, Jesus had some unique things to say.

They are found eating dinner when Mary arrived. Needing no special invitation because of her relationship with Jesus. Most came to Jesus in need of something, but not Mary. She went right up to Jesus, and with a very expensive substance. She blessed Jesus with an ointment. Her behavior served as an act of respect and worship. This ointment was a very expensive herb. Mary kept it in an alabaster box, according to Matthew 26:7. She applied the substance to the feet of Jesus. Then using her hair to wipe his feet, the ultimate act of humility. John chapter twelve records this dinner table event and the discussion.

Judas Iscariot was present there as one of the twelve, verse four. He was outraged that such an expensive substance was used on the feet of Jesus. He wanted to know why the substance was not sold for a handsome profit because of its beauty and sweet aroma (emphasis this writer from research)? With the money being used to help the poor. The poor from a contextual perspective should not be taken to mean poor like penniless. But rather Jesus’ commitment to make sure that ordinary people like most of us. Were not squeezed out, or eliminated from the bounties of our labor. Through the greed, power and influence of the wealthy and powerful. Many Christians completely misunderstand the commitment of Jesus to the poor. Associating any such commitment with the notion of something for nothing, or socialism. As noted with, The Economics of Holy Week,” discussed, 22 March 2016. God instituted the worlds first economic theory. Which was captioned with labor in exchange for bread, or money, Genesis 3:19. What Jesus opposed, was an unfair distribution of wealth, and unfair labor practices.

It is not that Judas cared about the poor. He knew from the teachings of Jesus, and his personal observations, the personal commitment Jesus had for the poor. Suspecting his remarks would please Jesus. Instead Jesus rebukes Judas telling him to leave Mary alone. Telling Judas that what Mary did was a symbolic act done to commemorate his death and burial. Suggesting the special relationship between the two, from The Gnostic Bible, Gospel of Phillip and Gospel of Mary, along with John 21:25. Mary knew the fate of Jesus, from Jesus himself. Something the twelve disciples themselves were not aware of until later. Jesus accepted Mary’s adoration of service. Telling all the quests and us as well. Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.” (Scriptural text:Matthew 26:13). Because she gave to Jesus, and did not ask of Him. For us, don’t ask, do. A very rare occurrence during the life of Christ and reaching us today.

Jesus elaborated more telling Judas and the others that the poor they would always have among them to liberate. Saying you will not always have me with you on this physical plane. Meaning that once murdered, buried, resurrected, and ascended. A new relationship between God, and humanity would be ushered into the world. During this period, God’s presences, and influences would be silent among the peoples of the world. Humanity would be left to its own devices as to how to manage our planet.

But God will always be a shaker, and mover in the affairs of humanity. Including catastrophic events. This will continue for an unknown period of time. When once again, God will intervene through Jesus, and be observable in the affairs of humanity.

During the absence of Jesus prayer is an act of adoration, and respect as illustrated by Mary anointing the feet of Jesus. We do not ask of Jesus. Instead we give Jesus his due respect through our adoration, praise and worship.

Why we don’t have to ask is found in the following records, Jeremiah 17:8, “For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters. Which spreads out its roots by the river and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor cease from yielding fruit.” Then Psalms 1:3, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” Enforced by Matthew 6:31-32, Stop worrying and don’t be like unbelievers. Because our heavenly Father knows what we need. Followed by Matthew 10:29-31, “Sparrows can’t fall to the ground apart from God’s allowing it to occur. “Even the hairs of our heads are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value then many sparrows.” You might want to study the prerequisites of those verses. A must, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you,” Matthew 6:33. And master this from, Psalms 46:6a, “Be still, and and know that I am God.” One of the great esoteric experiences of Holy Week. Revealing that prayer is one of the most misunderstood teachings of Christ.

Our duty is one of liberation with its varied aspects. Another such aspect is to crusade that the United States govern itself by honoring Jesus Christ. Demanding that churches, and the government provide for the temporal needs of society. (Scriptural text:Matthew 26:11). With the poor having been defined above.

In addition, we Christians have another pivotal duty. That is to offer the gospel to our fellow citizens. So that they may experience John 1:12, which is to receive Him and become a child of God, just by believing. Verses thirteen describes the process as the will of God. Made possible by the “Word” becoming human, as the only begotten of the Father, who is grace and truth, verse 14. Which can only be explained as, “O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is your name in all the earth.” (Scriptural text:Psalms 8:9).

An American Crisis

“These are the times that try man’s soul. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot, will in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman,” Thomas Paine, 1776.

How does Paine’s analogy play out today from the Christ perspective? Jesus put it this way, “Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me,” Mark 8:34. Pick up the cross meaning that one is engaged is some aspect of his cause in the advancement of Christendom.

A discussion occurred between Jesus and his disciples. With John advising Jesus that they had rebuked someone, who was casting out demons in his name but was not one of them. Jesus replied, “It’s okay. Adding, “For he that is not against us is with us,” Because even something as small as providing a drink of water, for the cause of Christ makes that person one of us. And they too, shall have their reward, Luke 9:38-40.

Removing them from among the ranks of the ‘summer soldier’ and the ‘sunshine patriot.’ Because they did not shrink from the cause of Christ and his church. Therefore, they are worthy of the gratitude of the church.

Being assured that they will have their reward from the one who said, “BEHOLD! I come quickly, and my reward is with me. To give to everyone according as his work shall be,” Revelation 22:12.

In deed these are times that try man’s souls. Because a great sickness is sweeping across America, and its been diagnosed as Islam. Islam is a political system that uses the camouflage of religion to wage war against the United States at home. While of course, not exempting the world community, especially Israel.

But here in America, how many Islamic ‘honor killings’ have to occur, or foiled attacks like that upon Fort Dix, or the successful attack upon Fort Hood, before Americans collectively understand; Islam has declared war upon every American.

A few more quick examples from many. The foiled bomber attack by a Muslim passenger. Upon Northwest flight 253 bound for Detroit on a Christmas day.

Then the discussion in open court between a federal judge and the Muslim culprit. Who told the judge, ‘wake up.’ Muslims are at war against America right here. Going on to tell the judge that his foiled Times Square attack, was designed to injure or kill, as many children, women and men as possible because its war.

Next the Boston Marathon massacre on 15 April 2013 @ 2:49 PM EDT. Where Muslim conspirators invaded an annual American tradition which celebrated competitive fitness irregardless of nationality, race, gender or ethnicity. For the sole purpose of creating as much death, injury and mayhem as possible. Done! Because, it’s the Muslim way.

Concluding with the grand finale. Here’s a headline that should have gotten lots of American press, but didn’t. “Mosque records link Tennessee shooter to Boston Marathon bomber, 9/11 hijackers.” More innocent blood spilt at a Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga. As Muslim provocateur, takes life from five of our service people, who were unarmed.

Shame on the United States government who were forewarned by ISSI that such deaths would occur, but failed to initiate any security to protect them.

Use your favorite search engine and learn the facts for yourself. Having done that come away knowing that wherever you see a Muslim in America, you are seeing your enemy, and maybe eyeballing your own death. From your own in depth research, you’ll end agreeing with the headline 9/11 through Chattanooga are connected.

Perhaps the saddest realization will occur when you understand that your government can’t protect you from Muslims. Because they realize our Muslim problem has gotten out of hand. Leaving two alternatives peaceful coexistence or civil war. Muslims will not except peaceful coexistence unless Americans accept Islamic governance. Most Americans don’t have the guts for a civil war in order to rid ourselves of this Islamic curse. So expect much more Muslim intolerance and murder. Coupled with American governmental compromise to reduce Muslim intolerance and murder, until there is no more America.

Don’t buy the RHETORIC! It just the work of a few misguided Muslims. Americans, especially Christian Americans, who sympathize with the contents of this discussion need to match their agreement with action. Mobilize the community with in depth studies of Islam. Share your learning with any all who will listen.

Time for Christian America to discard the uniforms of the ‘summer soldier’ and the ‘sunshine patriot.’ For the uniform of the Christ Souldier marching to the cause of Christ. And knowing that just a drink of water to a battle weary Souldier is worthy recognition by Christ himself. One aim in sight freedom from a Muslim presence.

Love your neighbor what it doesn’t mean

The preaching of the gospel is the art of persuasive influence. Which results with the gospel being preached with variable esoteric forms. One is when Jesus trashed the temple. Calling it a ‘den of thieves.’ Because it was being used for the selling of merchandise, and not for its intended purpose, ‘a house of prayer,’ Matthew 21:12-13.

And, there is one model to be followed. But some would say that would be anarchy, and I say, Christ was the perfect anarchist . And as such he said, “And he that takes not his cross and follows after me, is not worthy of me,” Matther10:38. Serious words from a serious man.
For this chat, consider Christ’ trashing of the temple, as a model of cause. An observable occurrence of transactions in any form. That violates the sanctity of Christ’ behavioral expectations.

Fed up with the way things are. Want to do some anarchy, the Christ way? Learn the non-violent arts of anarchy. From the play book of the man himself, who taught, good will and peace on earth.

The redeemed in Christ need to develop a war plan for your observable behaviors that violate the sanctity of Christ’ behavioral expectations. Like the evil of Islam that is sweeping the nation with presidential urging. Beginning to conclude that there has never been a more dangerous man in the White House to Christianity, than President Obama. And the five Supremes unholy ruling that marriage is other than one between a man and woman.

May God be gracious and bring us together for some necessary anarchy. For that to happen, review yesterdays discussion and several that preceded that discussion. What to have your thinking cords stretched, then review the discussion of, 30 June 2015, titled, “Mystery of the Terebinth Tree.” One of three posted that day.

The daring dare

George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1925, once wrote, “Some people look at things and say why? I dream of things that never were and ask why not?”

So this padre often ponders why people permit our society to inflict such disparities of incomes. For example 25 years ago CEO’s were paid on average $10. for every $1. earned by the average employee. Today the ratio is estimated to be $431. to $1. earned. This is changeable! Shaw would look at this social contradiction of income and say why not change it. But Shaw is not with us today, so the task is upon our shoulders. This American society is most likely to allow the disparity to become even greater. This society is trapped in a state of hopelessness. A society of workers without unity or vision. It has been said that were there is no vision the people perish, according to the writer of the book of Proverbs.

Anyone slightly familiar with the life, and teachings of Jesus Christ. Understands that such an economic disparity would serve as an abomination to him. Yet, so many, who say they are Christians think that this American state is friendly to their needs and concerns. In reality the United States government is very hostile to the plight of the average citizen.

This nation is no longer an ascending economic power. It is the worlds greatest debtor nation. The American decline has been occurring for some time. With the nation resorting to militarism in an attempt to reverse its decline on the world markets. That has resulted in formidable hardships for most Americans. Which has not by any means peaked. This is a serious dilemma without question. Which, is not understood by most.

Here are a few suggestions as to how successful change starts. Foremost, all operatives must have a system of values. That value system should be patterned after the teachings of Jesus Christ. To really be successful, Christians need to understand the life of Christ, as taught in the gospels. Making the connections, between the Old Testament, and the rest of the New Testament which centers around Jesus. Of strategic importance is the necessity to understand what Jesus taught. Those discussions can be read  by clicking on the calendar dates. Start with, 20 May 2015, The Voice Of Jesus; 21 May 2015, Jesus And Kingdom; 22 May 2015, My Bread Jesus Give It To Me; 23 May 2015, “The Duty of the Cross With The Breaking Of Bread; 24 May 2015, 50 Days after Easter; 25 May 2015, “On Declaration Day Death The journey.” Then you’ll be good to go!

Look for something you want changed. The pickings are endless.Then people must see. Disparity in pay was mentioned. Men, and women doing the same job with men being paid more than woman. It could be attacking the nations unfair tax system. Campaigning for a national health plan for all Americans because the Obama Care, as is, still falls short. Do not forget the problem of global warming. Our environment needs all the help it can get. How about reforming apostate Christianity? Because without a revitalized church, America is doomed. Or confronting the greatest evil since Nazism to confront America, Islam. With a determined to capture America for Islam!

Whatever fires up your engines for change, successful operatives must learn some unique arts. Like avoiding notoriety. In appearance live your life as just a common ordinary citizen. Your not in Christ! Be cordial, friendly and exercising extreme politeness. That is part of art from the ancient teaching of Sun-Tzu (c 544-496 BC). Here’s another aspect from him, “Be extremely subtle to the point of formlessness. Be extremely subtle to the point soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of your opponent’s fate.” But tactically changed in order to model the Christ example. Like The Supernatural weaponry At Our Disposal which was discussed Yesterday.
Then align yourself with an organization with a specific interest common to yours. If none exists for you, start your own organization. We all know this, but sometimes it kind of gets tossed to the back of our minds. Movements that attract our attention, started as an idea, and the grew. Perhaps that is what Mr. Shaw was suggesting.

That folks in a nut shell is how it is done. Have a system of values patterned after Jesus. Select a cause! Learn the necessary arts because the struggle is grueling. Requiring the avoidance of public recognition from your efforts. Like Jesus be sincere and courteous.

In order to advance the process, this padre is available to help the process along. Through teaching discussions for making the crooked road straight. Seeing that the believer in Christ is good to go! There is much to be said of what lies between the lines of this posting. Found through the navigation link. Then click upon the ‘contact us’ tab to get in touch. Emails work well, send one through the biosphere to churchforsanctuary@gmail.com

Not in modern American Christendom

Think of how we modern day Christians might more agreeably identify with the forth coming Pauline doctrine. If we rose up to insist that the government return Christ to the forum within the public arena; from which Jesus has been expelled. For the sake of two cursed idioms, political correctness and inclusiveness. Both of human design to persuade that it is better to include rather than exclude. Even if the inclusiveness is contrary to our Judea Christian lineage as enumerated from the Bible. Creating faces of Christ mockery which are many; far to many to enumerate, so for the sake of brevity one source of defiance will suffice. He who says to the wicked, you are righteous. Him the people will curse; nations shall abhor him. But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and good blessings will come upon them. (Texts:Proverbs 24:24-25). It would appear that it’s a Christian responsibility to set the standards for governing in a Christ centered manner.

Because we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair. Persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. Always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus. That the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death works in us, but life in you.

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, I believed, and therefore I spoke, (cf.Psalms 116:10) we also believe, and therefore speak. Knowing that He which raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that grace having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (Texts:2 Corinthians 4:7-18).

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. (Text:Psalms 116:10). The aforementioned Pauline doctrine happens to be about verse ten. Jesus Christ was murdered because He saw a vast difference between political correctness and inclusiveness. As were many of his prophets, disciples and apostles. John the Baptist was beheaded because he condemned adulterous relationship between King Herod and his brother’s wife. Texts:Mark 6:14-19

Finding fault and speaking out; by Stephens examples, Acts 6:9-15. From the inner circle of those who determine political correctness and inclusiveness. Rallied the people against him by unscrupulous means. Issuing condemning indictments, one of which declared, “For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses delivered to us,” verse 14.

Stephen was forced to give an account of himself before the highest court of jurisdiction. Asking, “Are these things so?” And Stephen responded by lecturing the court on Jewish history. Telling them that the very land upon which they dwell was destined to be a land from which the Jews would serve their God. Codified by Acts 7:7-8.

Moses moved on and said to the court. “This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel. The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet (Jesus) like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear,” Acts 7:37. The history lesson continues as Stephen declares before the court, “You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it,” Acts 7:51-53.

Stephen murdered! The establishment will have their way because one man is insufficient to get the government to govern Christ like. Pissed off were the judges. They had heard enuf! They attacked Stephen and stoned him. While dying Stephen prayed begging Jesus to receive his spirit. Pain inflicted he dropped to his knees. And prayed with a booming voice, “Lord do not charge them with this sin.” And, then he died. (Texts: Acts 7:54-59).

Have a plan to step up and find fault by speaking and acting out. Interested in joining. Found through the contact tab associated with the navigation link. Frankly, not expecting much of a response because church today is about empire building. Fancy threads, hand shakes and hugs, shining new cars and that feel good sermonizing done by the clergy. Which amounts to mostly a lot of nothingness, if it were not so the United States wouldn’t be in such a mess.

Only hope for a response is from church dropouts who are tired of playing church and want to be engaged with the Christ of change. Which could well produce some people like Paul, John and Stephen. Whose end, might well be like theirs!

Epiphanies what they mean

What you are about to read about a former world leader contains more truth than fiction. It’s about the epiphany experienced by the former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

This padre has also experienced an epiphany that America will be completely destroyed because of her sins against God Almighty. The prophet Daniel talked about a fourth world kingdom. This padre has concluded that global Islam is that fourth kingdom. Which will be fully developed with future discussions.

Its been years in the making the fruits of my epiphany. And the epiphanies of revelations for me have down right frightening for me.

Shiite Muslims like Christians believe the world will be rescued from total self destruction by supernatural intervention. We differ on the results of this divine intervention and by whom.

Americas birth as a nation can be traced through are scriptures. Now it came to pass that Joesph was that his father was sick. So he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. And he learned that his family was coming he sat up in bed. Then Jacob said to Joesph, “God Almighty appeared to me and blessed me, saying, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multiple of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession,'” Genesis 48:1-4.

And he blessed Joseph, and said, “God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has fed me all my life long to this day. The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; let my name be upon them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude of nations in the midst of the earth,” Genesis 48:15-16.

So Jacob proceeded to bless his grandsons. But Joseph observing the process said to his father, he intervened to correct what he perceived to be a mistake. But his father corrected him saying, “I know my son. He shall shall become a people, and he also shall be great; But truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations,” Genesis 48:17-19.

And it became so in the providence of divine time. Ephraim became Great Britain, a multitude of nations. Where it was said that the sun never set upon its empire. It was so vast that somewhere the sun was rising upon Ephraim the father of multitudes of people. And big brother Manasseh, he to would become a people and those people are known as Americans.

And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it, Daniel 7:3-4.

The lion is the national symbol of British pride. Symbolizing the qualities of the nations strength and courage. The British a proud, and dignified people personified by the picturesque features of the king of beast.

Well, what about the wings of that lion? Made to stand up on the ocean shore like a man. And will this creature endure, or be slaughtered, on its own land called America? That’s the discussion for tomorrow and beyond.